It’s normal for window treatments to be an afterthought when considering things you need to prepare when selling a home, but paying a little attention here may be worth more when it’s time to show the property. The purchase of custom window treatments is often overlooked mostly because they can be somewhat expensive additions and it’s common for people to underestimate the value they can add to a home being sold. However, they can be a big influence on homebuyers’ first impressions when viewing a property. Adding well crafted, new and stylish window treatments will make more than a visual impact, they can substantially add to your home’s resale value. Take advantage and consider these ways to add value with your window treatments.
- Window treatments that add insulation can increase the value of your home. Greener, energy efficient homes are in high demand right now. One way to save energy with window treatments is to choose cellular blinds which let light filter through, but without bringing the heat in. They also work well to keep the heat from escaping during the colder months. Some of these cellular blinds are recognized by the government for their energy saving quality and may be eligible for tax credits.
- Natural wood shutters can make an elegant addition to your home. However, real wood shutters can be very expensive when compared to other window coverings. Some actually think of them more like furniture for windows. Fortunately, there are less expensive imitation faux wood shutters available. Stick with a neutral color such as white which will generally appeal to most potential homeowners rather than trying to pick out a particular wood stain, which will likely cost more as well.
- Adding custom shades, blinds or shutters can be pricey and especially hard to pay for since you’re planning to leave them with the house, so you definitely want to find something very economical. Neutral colors and thin sheer curtain fabrics tend to be less expensive and will add enough incentive for buyers to choose a home that already has window treatments when they move in. It’s a good idea to replace shades or blinds that are broken or show any damage like tears and dents. Also make sure to thoroughly clean the window along with the window coverings before showing the home to any homebuyers.
If you’d like more information now, about selling or buying a home in the Pembroke Pines real estate market, contact Adrian Valdes and he will provide you with all the information you need. His goal is to help you with all of your Real Estate needs.